12 Facts About Beer pong


Beer pong, known as Beirut, is a drinking game in which players throw a ping pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in a cup of beer on the other end.

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Beer pong is played at parties, bars, and at colleges and universities, along with other venues such as tailgating at sporting events.

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Game was originally believed to have evolved from the original beer pong played with paddles which is generally regarded to have had its origins within the fraternities of Dartmouth College in the U S in the 1950s and 1960s, where it has since become part of the social culture of the campus.

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In some places, Beer Pong refers to the version of the game with paddles, and Beirut to the version without.

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Beer pong is usually played with two teams of two to four players each.

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Traditionally, the game of beer pong has been played by countless variations of rule sets.

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Some writers have mentioned beer pong as contributing to "out of control" college drinking.

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Beer pong tournaments are held in the United States at the local, regional, and national levels.

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World Series of Beer Pong is the largest beer pong tournament in the world.

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In both, players claimed beer pong was a sport, rather than a game—similar to billiards and darts.

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Bud pong was the branded version of beer pong that brewer Anheuser-Busch said involved the drinking of water, not Budweiser or any other beer.

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Francine I Katz, vice president for communications and consumer affairs, was reported in The New York Times as saying that bud pong was not intended for underage drinkers because promotions were held in bars, not on campuses.

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